One of my favorite trails in North Jersey. The Red Trail is actually a 3.6-mile (give or take) loop if you do the entire loop. The Yellow Trail is its own 1.3-mile loop, and you get to it via the Red Trail. The Yellow Trail aka “Top of the Tourne” is the park’s main vista and features views of the NYC skyline (there is also a small makeshift 9/11 memorial there). The climb is moderate but very doable (I’ve seen parents walking toddlers up it!)

The rest of the Red Trail is very easy with few inclines. To do the entire loop you need to travel down the road that cuts through the park for a short distance, but there’s very little traffic and plenty of room to walk along the side.

There is also a section of the Red Trail that is gated to protect wildflowers—hikers with dogs can’t enter here, but it just means you have a slightly longer walk along the road.

The Red Trail leads to Birchwood Lake—I highly recommend doing the loop around it for some nice lake views.

I’d consider this trail fairly highly trafficked. Be on alert if you have a reactive dog that a lot of people let their dogs off-leash here and can’t always guarantee their dogs have a good recall.

All trails, even the lesser traveled ones, are well-marked. I’ve never gotten lost here.